If we blessed our husbands with our words and actions, what do you think our relationship with our husbands would be like?
We can bless God by praising him, extolling him, desiring all honour for him, ascribing all good to him, magnifying and lauding his holy name.Charles Spurgeon
Do you suppose our husbands would be blessed if we were to praise them, extol them, seek honor for them, acknowledge all the good that they do, and applaud all that they stand for?
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Word of Blessing
Bless the LORD, O my soul,Psalm 103:1
and all that is within me,
bless His holy name!”
David begins and ends this Psalm by blessing the Lord. Between the blessings, he recounts God’s benefits, His righteousness, His majesty, His redemption, and much more. The Psalm crescendos in David’s spirit to a climax with a final resounding “Bless the Lord, O my soul!” (Psalm 103:22b)
One way that I found to bless Keith is to create a love message for him and tape it to the garage door, so that every time he comes into the house from the garage, he sees it and is reminded that I love him.
Blessings can be simple.
Take a few moments to remember and bless God.
Now is the time to bless our husbands with our words. What do you remember about your husband? Take a few moments to remember and bless him by telling him how much that moment meant to you.
When we tell someone “goodbye,” sometimes, we leave them with a blessing, like “God bless you.” What if we blessed our husbands with hope for the day or for a project?
The LORD bless you and keep you;Numbers 6:24-27
the LORD make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the LORD lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace.
So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.
This Aaronic blessing emphasizes the blessings that the priest hopes for the Israelites. He hopes for the blessing of God to protect the Israelites, and shine on them. It is gracious and prays that God would see them and shower His peace upon them.
What if we were to bless our husbands with a personalized blessing like this? As we practice blessing our husbands in this way, blessing them will become much easier.
The key is to acknowledge the good that we want for our husbands and tell them. Chances are, they will leave your presence energized to complete their tasks with confidence.
Before Keith leaves to teach a class or to be with someone, I pray a blessing upon him and the person(s) he will encounter. It takes only a minute but shows my love for him.
A blessing filled with hope energizes the person you are praying for.Tweet
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.Ephesians 1:3
Spiritual blessings wrapped around our relationship with God through Christ are too numerous to count. However, some of the blessings include the fact that we are chosen, and we will be holy and blameless before God (Ephesians 1:4); we are adopted daughters of God (Ephesians 1:5); we are redeemed and forgiven (Ephesians 1:7); we have received God’s lavish grace (Ephesians 1:8), and much more. These blessings are the result of God’s works on our behalf.
Blessings can be gifts of action.
Elimelech moved his wife, Naomi, and their two sons from Bethlehem to Moab during a famine. They lived in Moab for about 10 years. There, the sons married Ruth and Orpah. Elimelech died, and later, both sons died. Naomi learned that the famine no longer plagued Judah, and she decided to move back to Bethlehem. She told Ruth and Orpah to return to their mothers’ homes so that they might marry again.
But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”Ruth 1:16
Naomi allowed her to go with her. When they arrived in Bethlehem, Ruth took on the role of provider. She gleaned grain in the field of Boaz, a near relative. Boaz noticed her and took interest in her because of her kindness in blessing Naomi.
Eventually, Boaz married Ruth, and they had a son, Obed. Obed was the grandfather of David (Ruth 4:22).
Ruth blessed Naomi with her loyalty, hard work, obedience, and love. She blessed Boaz by honoring him, treating Naomi well, and giving him a son.
Blessing by her actions.
Do our husbands notice us because we bless others?
Are we honoring our husbands and blessing them with our actions?
Father, thank You for our husbands. Help us to see the blessings You have given us through our husbands. Soften our hearts towards them. Show us how we can truly honor and bless our husbands with our words and actions. Thank You for our husbands. Amen.